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Jan, 2022

Major, AAA and AA Tryouts

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2022 Tryout Schedule and Information

Welcome to the 2022 Baseball Season at Upland Foothill Little League!  As we kick off this season, please remember that participating in the tryouts is important to ensure your child is placed at the appropriate skill level.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tryout time.

Attendance

All 8-12 year old’s* registered for Majors, Minor AAA/AA are required to tryout during at least one of the tryout dates.

2022 Tryout Schedule

Saturday January 15th from 9am-12pm

Please make every effort to adhere to the allotted times below, if you are unable to make a designated time please come at a time that is convenient for you and the player.

Major Registered Players

League Age+

Field

Start Time

12

Major

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

11

Major

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

10 – 9

Major

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AAA and AA Registered Players

 

League Age+

Field

Start Time

11 - 10

Minor

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

9

Minor

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

8

Minor

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesday January 19th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

If you’re unable to attend tryouts on Saturday January 15th UFLL will offer an open tryout from on the date and time listed above.

Location - All tryouts will be held at the Flowers Field.

What to wear/bring - For tryouts, please have your player dressed in baseball gear (baseball pants, protective equipment, hat, glove and cleats) with the tryout number pinned to back of the baseball hat.

What will the tryout consist of? - Each player will run through stations to test various skills. The attached document provides more detailed information.

Draft and team placement -
The Minor and Major Division draft is tentatively set for late January. You will receive a call from a coach or league official regarding your team and practice information.

 Upland Foothill Little League conducts annual tryouts to help our volunteer managers/coaches evaluate talent in an attempt to balance out the teams. This tryout evaluation process is done with the goal of making each division as competitive as possible while giving each player the best possible experience.

Some of the important areas each coach will evaluate are:

·       Skill level based on individual categories

·       Hustle and effort in each drill

·       Attitude and attention during tryouts

·       Mechanics and fundamentals

Depending on the overall size of the age group, players will be taken in groups of 3-5 at a time. Players will be called according to their tryout numbers 1201, 1202 etc. Please make sure each player has their tryout number attached to their hat or shirt.

Outfield Skills: Players will field 3 medium-high flyballs to left field. Three starting positions will be labeled for the field 1, 2, and 3. Starting points are all beyond the distance of where the ball will land. All throws will go into second base.

Infield Skills: Players will lineup near left field behind third base. Each player fields ground balls at the shortstop position. The coach will hit 3 ground balls to the player to throw to first base. Ground balls may be varied in location to evaluate range of player and throwing ability.

Infield group will move to dugout to prepare for hitting skills station

Hitting Skills: Players will come up to home plate one at a time to take swings at pitches from the pitching machine. Players will receive 3 pitches each, so coaches can evaluate players for technique. *Machine speed (if used) will be adjusted to specific age group.

Baserunning: On the third pitch of the at bat the player will run through first. Then return to first and run 1st-3rd, sliding if they wish to demonstrate that technique

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